Balinese Handcrafted Hibiscus Wood Mask Butterfly Motif, "Gleeful Smile"
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Showing a big toothy smile, this delightful character laughs with glee. Its joyful expression is magnified with expertly carved brow lines and laugh lines around the eyes. One side of the mask features a hand painted lush tropical motif with a graceful butterfly fluttering about. Artisan Gusti Ngurah Semarajaya of Bali handcrafts the mask from hibiscus wood, which is deeply variegated in unique patterns. The mask is signed by the artist and comes with a keruing wood stand for easy display of this cheerful mask.
- 0.21 kgs
- 0.5 lbs
- 24.5 cm H x 13 cm W x 9 cm D
- 9.75" H x 5" W x 3.5" D
- Hibiscus wood, keruing wood
- Display stand included
- Signed by the artist
- Hand-crafted item -- color, size and/or motif may vary slightly
- Hibiscus wood varies greatly in color and grain
- Free Gift Wrap? No
- Premium Gift Wrap? No
- Made in Indonesia.
- Ships fast from USA.
This artist has dramatically improved their livelihood by working with NOVICA.
Gusti Ngurah Semarajaya has received 7 microcredit loans with 0% interest from Kiva and Novica, the first for $500 and the most recent for $1000. Proceeds were used to invest in wood and additional labor for production.
This artist uses traditional techniques handed down through the generations and/or creates culturally significant items, helping keep these traditions alive.
Gusti now has artisan assistants who help with the hand-painting of his designs. Each of these assistants works from home.